Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


Research Brief: The Process of Spreading Best Practice Guidelines in Home Care Organizations

The study design was a qualitative grounded theory. Study sampling included four home care organizations in Ontario and participants were frontline staff, managers, resource staff and senior managers. Two in-depth interviews were conducted with each study participant one year apart in order to develop an understanding of how practice guidelines are spread. Practice guidelines on falls, pain, and wound care were chosen to explore the process of spread.

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Published on: January 14, 2015

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